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Louis Silverstein
Jul 13, 2000      י' תמוז תש"ס

Louis Silverstein

7/7/18-7/13/2000 (Age: 82)
First generation American born in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn, the youngest of five siblings, Louis graduated from Long Island University and was drafted in July, 1941 from Brooklyn Law School to serve in WWII as a combat infantryman with the U.S. Army, 47th Infantry, 9th Div. He married his high school sweetheart, Mildred, May 19, 1942 and their picture appeared in the October 12, 1942 issue of Life Magazine. Awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in N. Africa, he crossed to Italy where he was wounded and sent home at War’s end. Completing his J.D., he went on to raise three sons and retired as a Nassau County Probation Officer moving from Plainview, NY to Tamarac, FL coming to rest in peace in New Montifore Cemetery, Pinelawn, NY. Louis avoided the spotlight, preferring to work behind the scenes. He was a founding member of the Bethpage Jewish Community Center and served on committees while his sons were Boy Scouts. Until his children left for colleges, he worked six days a week to meet their needs. He was very close to his wife’s family and constantly stayed in touch with his nieces and nephews. A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Louis always put family first. As a youth, he was a strong ocean swimmer and used to lead horseback riding excursions from the Prospect Park Riding Stables down Ocean Parkway to the Atlantic beaches. He excelled at handball and later enjoyed playing tennis socially. His greatest pleasure, other than seeing his family, was dancing with his wife.